St. Julie's Catholic High School Chaplaincy
 

Thoughts from the Chaplain

Oct 4, 2017

Wednesday, 4th October, 2017


Wed Ref - back around!

It was wonderful to be back in school today!

Wednesday Reflection featured the teaser below.  What's the connection?

 

It's ANGELS!!!!

 

During Wednesday Reflection, we looked at the idea of angels and what the Bible says about them.  They are not restricted to Christianity though as both Judaism and Islam have beliefs concerning angels.  In Islam, the angel Jibril (Gabriel) is believed to have revealed the Qu'ran to the prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him.  In Judaism, the prophet Daniel has an experience of an angel.   In Christianity, they pop up all over the place - sometimes as messengers (terrifying in demeanour sometimes, glistening in white robes other times), as a heavenly choir (about 100 million strong) but also as guardians who watch over us.  

Let's be clear, we don't pray to guardian angels (whose feast it was on Monday).  We pray to God to send those guardian angels to watch over, guide and protect us.  

During Wednesday Reflection we thought about how we can be like angels; how we can be messengers of Good News and how we can watch over and wrap our 'angel wings' around the vulnerable.

Maybe you were an angel today!!!!

 

It was really boss to be back in school - lovely to see everyone and catch up!  Thanks to all who enabled me to do that on this feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, after whom our Pope is named!